CNet reports that Adobe is buying Macromedia for $3.4 billion. I don’t know whether to be more disturbed that Adobe will be in control of ColdFusion and Dreamweaver, or that Flash and Acrobat (the two most common—and most often abused—plug-in formats on the web) will be under the same roof.

As far as comparing the companies, I think the forum quote from “Biggles Worth” in the sidebar has it about right: “Moby Dick has swallowed the Little Mermaid.”

3 thoughts on “Consolidated Amalgam: Adobe buys Macromedia

  1. To quote Austin Powers, “Yay Captialism.”

    On the bright side, I will eventually have only one license to buy for new hires. On the dark side, it will cost $3,500.

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